Hey Guys...lady in the house w/a ? about PSA for my hunny!

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erin.K
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   Posted 8/4/2007 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey now,
I'm Erin...a Mod @ arthritis and also a nurse.  My hunny Joe, 53, is looking to get bloodwork done next week; he hasn't had any in a few years.
His brother, 57 recently DX with Prostate cancer & had the surgery.
OK, so I know there is the PSA level...but I swear there was another lab, I can't remember but it had to do w/ PSA but it was more acurate?
Anyone familiar? Or am I nuts?
It was some more specific antigen test.
 
Much appreciated any input on it.
 
Take care, stay strong.
 
peace/love
erin
 
p.s. what else should he ask for to be drawn/checked?


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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. AS. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Kidney Stones (oh joy). Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 600mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections; 6MP 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam; Rozerem; Diclofenac; Celebrex; Dilaudid 4mg; Duragesic 25mcg/hour. 

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Swimom
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   Posted 8/4/2007 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
PSA and Free PSA is all that he needs drawn for prostate, Erin. Ask for kicks if they'll do a baseline testosterone check too.

Swim
 


erin.K
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   Posted 8/4/2007 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just told em' now...he says "thank you!"
much much and MANY thanks!
sincerely,
erin
Arthritis Forum Moderator & Co-Pilot
Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. AS. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Kidney Stones (oh joy). Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 600mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections; 6MP 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam; Rozerem; Diclofenac; Celebrex; Dilaudid 4mg; Duragesic 25mcg/hour. 


bluebird
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   Posted 8/4/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue   Hey ~ Erin,
 
Smart move getting checked!!!
Our hope and prayer is that you get to stay on only "1" forum...  yeah
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Please let us know....how things go with his testing... and follow what Swim said about the baseline testosterone!!  We will be here if you need us!!!!
 
Special thoughts and prayers surround you during this time.
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
 

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

 


erin.K
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   Posted 8/5/2007 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh thank you so much! So kind.
He should be getting this done witin the next 2 weeks.
Oh what us gals have to do to get em' to GO!!!!!!!! Had to put a firecracker under his arse to get a move on! LOL.
Cheers
erin
Arthritis Forum Moderator & Co-Pilot
Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. AS. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Kidney Stones (oh joy). Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 600mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections; 6MP 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam; Rozerem; Diclofenac; Celebrex; Dilaudid 4mg; Duragesic 25mcg/hour. 

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